Articles tagged with: Christian

Grace, works and obedience

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

Grace, works and obedience

Christ's exhortation of Christians to produce fruit and obey God does not mean we somehow earn our salvation.
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What about alcohol and drugs?

UCGia Bible Insights May 7 2020

What about alcohol and drugs?

Biblical principles reveal the approach we should take in order to cope with the modern-day issues of alcohol and illegal drugs.
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The barren fig tree

UCGia April 23 2020

The barren fig tree

A parable about an unproductive fig tree can instruct us about the decisions we make, and how we live our lives in the 21st century.
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Good enough

UCG-A Bible Insights March 19 2020

Good enough

God's measure of our success and spiritual growth may be very different from how we see ourselves.

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Judging yourself

UCG-A Bible Insights March 12 2020

Judging yourself

Pastor Bruce Dean, points out that when we judge others we can avoid focussing on our own faults and weaknesses.
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Character traits God loves and hates

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Character traits God loves and hates

The book of Proverbs is very clear about the human character traits of which God approves and disapproves.
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Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

The claim that Matthew 28:19 establishes the doctrine of the Trinity as one God in three persons goes far beyond the actual words of the verse.
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Valentine's Day - February 14
Inset: 'Lupercalia' by Andrea Camassei [Public domain, commons.wikimedia.org]

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Valentine's Day - February 14

Discover the history of the observance of Valentine's Day and determine if it is really a Christian celebration.
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Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

The symbol of the cross predates Christianity, and has its roots in ancient religious worship.
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Renewing your mind

UCG-AU Bible Insights January 16 2020

Renewing your mind

We were made in such a way that the presence of God’s Spirit can change the way we think and act, if we turn to God for redemption and salvation.
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Observing the sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Observing the sabbath

The Sabbath is a day for restful activities that complement a close relationship with God.
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Two questions for a disciple

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Two questions for a disciple

The two questions Christ asked the Apostle Peter are to be considered and answered by all Christians.
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The real nativity story
A typical nativity scene includes a number of features that are unbiblical.

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

The real nativity story

The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions.
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Dating doesn't have to break your heart

UCGia Bible Insights May 21 2020

Dating doesn't have to break your heart

Many modern-day dating practices do not conform with biblical instructions about getting to know the opposite sex and preparing for marriage.
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Esteeming others

UCGia Bible Insights April 30 2020

Esteeming others

Learning to love our neighbour and esteem others is central to Christian development and growing closer to God.
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Is your life in sync with God?

UCGia Bible Insights March 26 2020

Is your life in sync with God?

God is concerned about how we spend our time. It is the substance of life and once spent it is gone forever.
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Christianity isn’t for wimps

UCGia Bible Insights March 19 2020

Christianity isn’t for wimps

Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is that real Christianity can be challenging and difficult.

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Approaching God in prayer

UCG-A Bible Insights March 5 2020

Approaching God in prayer

Getting to know God as our Father and developing a close relationship with Him in prayer is vital to our Christian growth.
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What happens to me when I die?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

What happens to me when I die?

Dying is an inevitable part of human life. The Bible reveals God's plan for all humanity that has ever lived, but it may not coincide with what you have been taught.
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The importance of modest attire

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

The importance of modest attire

It’s wise to dress in styles consistent with one’s culture, but Christians should make very modest choices within that range of styles.
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Forgiving others

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Forgiving others

We cannot expect God to forgive our sins if we are not prepared to forgive those who offend or hurt us.
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Changes to Christianity

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Changes to Christianity

Christianity changed forever when pagan practices were introduced during the early centuries of the New Testament Church.
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Prayer and your spiritual growth

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Prayer and your spiritual growth

As Christians, we all want God to draw close to and relate to us, but how much time and effort do we spend in relating to God and learning about Him?
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Resisting sexual temptation

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Resisting sexual temptation

The brazen misuse of sex saturates modern society, but Christians are urged to be shining examples in spite of the temptations of everyday life.
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Passing your faith onto your children

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Passing your faith onto your children

Parents have a responsibility to teach their children about God and His Word and there are some proven, effective strategies to accomplish this.
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